Rama is passionate about leveraging data using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics to address business questions and create impact and value. He is shaping the long term vision and strategy of the data sciences organization within J&J to delivery analytics and systems in support of J&J business groups and innovation centers. His areas of interest include approaches to solve complex computational and mathematical problems as they relate to interpreting health care data. At J&J, the data sciences group under Rama leadership is creating cutting-edge capabilities and delivering compelling business value using Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Cognitive Compute and Artificial Intelligence. Rama is also leading the Janssen IT activities for Real World Evidence and Disease Registries.
Prior to joining Janssen, he spent over 15 year as part of R&D business in other pharma companies. Previously, he was at Hoffmann-La Roche where he led Data Analysis, Translational and Bioinformatics, Chemogenomics and Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) groups. He has a Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in Biophysics and Quantum Chemistry, and post-doctoral experience at University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He served as an adjunct professor at Duke University for 6 years. He is an author of over 30 peer reviewed scientific publications and named inventor on over 25 patents. Currently, he is serving on the customer advisory board of SAS Corporation for Advanced Analytics.
Rama loves to spend time with family, cycle, run, cook, entertain and enjoy wine.